The WOMADelaide Foundation
The WOMADelaide Foundation Ltd is a non-profit body established to present the annual WOMADelaide festival, and to foster and develop long term educational activities and cultural exchange through the festival program. It is listed on the Commonwealth Government's Register of Cutural Organisations (ROCO), enabling any donations made to the Foundation's Donations Fund to be fully tax deductible.
The Foundation has identified as one of its main goals a desire to focus on and develop art and cultural projects with indigenous artists. The WOMADelaide Foundation, the YYF and community members from North East Arnhem Land worked together over 18 months to present the Gupapuynu Dancers at the 2006 festival.
In 2007, thanks to a generous private donation from Maureen Ritchie, two fantastic projects took place. One was the Nganampa Band music project, where the renowned indigenous singer-songwriter Kev Carmody was working with musicians from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. The other was the Tjanpi Desert Weavers Project, in which Sandy Elverd, the respected Adelaide-based visual artist, worked with indigenous women artists from the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands.
In 2010 the Foundation project saw the exchange between 20 indigenous artists from the APY Lands and Angus Watt from the UK whose flags fly at the festival. The project, Kungkarangkalpa in the Sky (Seven Sisters in the Sky), saw a unique display of indigenous flags at the festival this year which were then displayed at WOMAD Charlton Park (UK). To see information from the 2010 display CLICK HERE.
All these projects would not be possible without the generous support from the public. To contribute to the Foundation and to make a fully tax deductible donation (there is no minimum amount) CLICK HERE.